SOURCE: American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS)

American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS)

March 30, 2014 15:00 ET

Cutaneous Laser Surgery Pearls Revealed

Non-Invasive Body Contouring, Skin Rejuvenation and Treatment of Acne, Hyperhidrosis, Scars and Striae

WAUSAU, WI--(Marketwired - March 30, 2014) - Laser 2014 will include Cutaneous Laser Surgery Sessions, Friday, April 4 - Sunday, April 6, as part of the 34th Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS), April 2-6, 2014, Phoenix, AZ.

This session focuses on the use of energy-based devices for the treatment of hyperhidrosis, acne, scars, striae, skin tightening, tattoo and abnormal pigment fading, laser hair removal, non-invasive body contouring, and rejuvenation of aged skin with fractional technologies. The topics of new therapeutic techniques and optimized treatment approaches for these modalities will be addressed. Participants will develop an understanding of the present treatment indications, therapeutic techniques and new and innovative technologies.

"Each year the Cutaneous Laser Surgery Session acts as a forum to discuss the latest techniques and the most up-to-date research in the field. Consequently, these sessions are always a highly sought after portion of the conference. It offers information that can propel any laser surgeon, irrespective of skill level, to a new understanding of the potential of commonly used devices as well as future considerations of new technology," noted Henry H.L. Chan, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P., Co-Director. Dr. Henry Chan is the Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong and the Visiting Scientist of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

"Hot Topics" include gold coated microparticles and selective photothermolysis for the treatment of acne, selective cryolysis of sebaceous glands, scar treatment with fractional laser, combined modalities for skin rejuvenation, focused ultrasound for skin tightening, picoseconds laser for the treatment of pigmentary conditions and tattoos, home based ultrasound for skin tightening, cryolipolysis transformation approach, long term safety of repeated laser treatment of children with vascular abnormalities.

George J. Hruza, M.D., M.B.A., Co-Director, commented, "This year will be especially exciting as we begin to see outcome-based research emerging in many of these newer technologies. Impressive cutting-edge work will be discussed." Dr. Hruza is clinical professor of dermatology and otolaryngology at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis and immediate past president of the ASLMS.

The sessions are designed for physicians and health care personnel who are interested in improving their treatment of acne, hyperhidrosis, scars, striae and skin rejuvenation in the disciplines of dermatology, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, and facial plastic surgery.

Conference registration is $790 for members or applicants, $1,075 for non-members. Students and residents are admitted free of charge.

To register or for more information visit, call 877-258-6028 or email

The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS) is the world's largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participates in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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